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Lincoln Steffens

Justin Kaplan

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ISBN : 9780671215927
Hardcover
383 pages
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Heres the life & world of Lincoln Steffens--the Columbus of muckraking, the father of American investigative journalism & a pivotal figure in the history of grassroots radicalism. Justin Kaplan brings alive early 20th-century America--aMoreHeres the life & world of Lincoln Steffens--the Columbus of muckraking, the father of American investigative journalism & a pivotal figure in the history of grassroots radicalism. Justin Kaplan brings alive early 20th-century America--a nation in the throes of becoming a great industrial power, a land dominated by big business & beset by social struggle & political corruption. It was the era of Lenin & Sinclair Lewis, of Emma Goldman & Wm Randolph Hearst, Teddy Roosevelt & John Reed. It was a time of union busting, anarchism & Tammany Hall. Steffens--eternally curious, a worldwide celebrity & a man of magnetic charm--was part of all he saw: reformism- the progressive movement- organized labor- Greenwich Villages intellectual, sexual & artistic liberation- the womens suffrage movement- the Russian Revolution- WWI- the Great Depression.